It is with sadness that we announce that Neph died on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in the morning. He had been taken into hospital with an infection to which he succumbed. Charitable donations may be made to Birthday Angels should you so wish. Neph was a private man. There is no address to use to acknowledge the donations. What you will not know is that he was a powerful and great force for gay rights in Israel. His was the key paper that created the environment for the ordination of openly LGBT Rabbis in Conservative Judaism.